Only a person who has experienced a damaged spinal disk understands the agony and helplessness it brings. The pain can be excruciating. Every movement seems to make it worse.
This pain is a warning signal. If you heed the warning and take proper action, the discomfort usually stops, and the problem can be corrected. If you ignore the warning, you could suffer permanent damage.
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Confucius Say; Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
For some time I've had some major symptoms that seem to be getting worse. I'm 24 years old, I've experienced minor audio and visual hallucinations, hypersensitivity, sweating uncontrollably, major anxiety, I've tested my heart beat and counted 147 beats per minute on both my neck and wrist using a "check your own pulse" guide on this website. Sort of concerned, I've had these symptoms for a long time, but I've also been an alcoholic since I was about 18.. I'm sure the ER doesn't want to deal w/ another paranoid drunk.. not sure whether or not I should go to the ER. I also work very hard and sometimes feel very dizzy/short of breath at random, my gums also bleed very often and I usually wake up most mornings spitting out a pretty substantial amount of blood. I know this all sounds pretty bad/disgusting, but I do try to take care of myself as much as possible.. just not able to kick my drinking habit.View Thread
Prolonged standing in a fixed position may cause discomfort in the back. Waiting for a public vehicle, ironing, washing up, cooking on standing platforms, leaning over a high desk, etc. are activities that compel us to stand.View Thread
This is a great website for teenagers with scoliosis to read/watch video of other teenagers who have had this and possibly had surgeries for this. They can also check out the warning signs that they might have this.
Also a great website for parents with teenagers who have scoliosis to get advice, get more info on what scoliosis is.
other resources I have read are two books
Stopping Scoliosis by Nancy Schommer Scoliosis Sourcebook by Michael Neuwirth Coping with Scoliosis can't remember author's name but is a light blue book with an xray of scoliosis on cover. This book is a great book for kids/teenagers who have scoliosis or think they do to readView Thread
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